Drew Billings

Visiting Asst. Professor


(310) 625-4582
Drew W. Billings earned his PhD at McGill University in 2016. He is the author of Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which compares methods of representation in Acts with visual and verbal representations circulating during the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan (98-117 CE). His research...

Dexter E Callender, Jr.

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3695
Dexter E. Callender, Jr. , has taught at the University of Miami since 1995 and is the author of Adam in Myth and History (Harvard Semitic Studies, Eisenbrauns, 2001). A recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, he was also named "Professor of the Year" by the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2001. With research...

David Frank Graf



(305) 284-4914
Professor David Graf received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  He is an ancient historian and archeologist specializing of the Greco-Roman world in the Levant and Arabia, Co-editor of the multi-volume Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992), he is the author of Rome and Its Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997)...

Henry A. Green, Ph.D.



(305) 284-4375
Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk...

William Scott Green

Sr. Vice Provost
Dean of Undergraduate Education


(305) 284-2006
William Scott Green joined the University of Miami as senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education in July 2006. He has overall responsibility for enhancing the quality of the undergraduate experience and strengthening the integration of university-wide undergraduate curricular and co-curricular initiatives. He also holds an...

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Nebil Husayn

Asst. Professor


Nebil Ahmed Husayn is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research broadly encompasses the development of Islamic theology and historiography. Professor Husayn has also explored questions related to authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law. He is also interested in the role of...

David W Kling

Chair, Department of Religious Studies


(305) 284-3704
David Kling has been at the University of Miami since 1986, serving initially in an administrative capacity before joining the Department of Religious Studies in 1993. He is the author of A Field of Divine Wonders: The New Divinity and Village Revivals in Northwestern Connecticut, 1792-1822 (Penn State Press, 1993; Winner of...

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado

Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Religious Studies
Executive Director, Office of Academic Enhancement


(305) 284-9782
Dr. Michelle A. Gonzalez (Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado) is Professor of Religious Studies, Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement at the University of Miami. She has been a professor at the University for twelve years. Through her work in the Office of Academic Enhancement Dr....

Catherine Newell

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-3733
Catherine L. Newell is a scholar of the conjoined histories of religion and science (specifically technology, ecology, and medicine). She is particularly interested in how scientific paradigms frequently owe their genesis to a religious idea or spiritual belief. Her first book, titled Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

Daniel L. Pals

Director of the MALS Program
Interim Chair for Theatre Arts


(305) 284-4036

Justin Ritzinger

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-3671
Justin R. Ritzinger is assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He received his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard in 2010. His work focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese Buddhism. He is the author of a monograph on the reinvention of the cult of Maitreya, entitled Anarchy in the Pure Land, and articles...

Jonathan T. Swanson



(305) 284-9921

Robyn Walsh

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-4733
Robyn Faith Walsh is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. She earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Roman archaeology.Before coming to UM, Professor Walsh taught at Wheaton College (Mass.), The College of the Holy Cross, and received...